Yes vote ‘could hit science funding’
Scottish independence could jeopardise scientific breakthroughs and curtail the careers of young scientists, says a scientist who is spearheading a group of academics campaigning to keep the UK together.
Academics Together, an arm of the pro-UK Better Together campaign, will be launched with a speech by Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor of bacteriology at Aberdeen University.
He will hail the UK’s “large, highly integrated, internationally renowned UK research base” and Better Together chief Alistair Darling will stress the “disproportionately high share of UK research funding” Scottish facilities receive for a country with under a 10th of UK population.
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